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Influences And Mental Processes Involved In Generating Creative Products: Their Implications For Landscape Architects

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dc.contributor.author Devilliers, Theunis Willem en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-16T18:20:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-16T18:20:27Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-16T18:20:27Z
dc.date.submitted January 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10126 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1863
dc.description.abstract Creativity is the ability to bring something new into existence consciously with `something new' being a product resulting from a process initiated by a person (Barron, 1988.) It may be an idea, an artwork of acknowledged greatness, a scientific discovery, the solution to a problem, leadership abilities, or theories and products that are unique and novel (Barron, 1988.)Influences involved in generating creative products include the social and historical milieu in which creativity is carried out, a culturally defined domain, the creative person's personality, cognitive factors, and motivational characteristics. The topic of creativity is appropriate for landscape architecture because creative products are generated in this domain. Research of creative processes mostly explains scientific insight. It includes research on memory, intelligence, reasoning by analogies, problem solving and problem finding. These processes manifest through convergent, divergent, and analogous thinking tasks. This thesis tests this hypothesis: If participants' scores are high for a divergent task test, a convergent task test, and an analogous thinking test, then they will also achieve higher scores than the mean score of a testing group on a creative design assessment test. This will prove that landscape architect use the processes involved in scientific insight for creative design. Finding correlations between cognitive processes associated with scientific insight and design abilities of landscape architects, recognizes landscape architecture as a field where inventions, discoveries and novel products occur. The data was interpreted through statistical analysis. Although the hypothesis could not be proved irrefutably, correlations were found between some cognitive processes and creative design abilities. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Taylor, Pat en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.title Influences And Mental Processes Involved In Generating Creative Products: Their Implications For Landscape Architects en_US
dc.type M.L.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Taylor, Pat en_US
dc.degree.department Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.discipline Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.L.A. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1152
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